Alexander saves Pilkington's 4-3 win over Lakeland

Mark Alexander fanned the final five hitters for his 19 save and Brian Pilkington earned the 4-3 win as Vero Beach earned the only victory among Dodger farm clubs Sunday. Las Vegas lost 8-7 despite home runs by Chin-Feng Chen and Tony Schrager, Jacksonville was shut out 6-0 and the Columbus Catfish rallied to score twice in the ninth but dropped a 3-2 decision to Greenville. Ogden and the Gulf Coast Dodgers were idle.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-- The Oklahoma RedHawks scored four in the first inning and defeated Las Vegas 8-7. The 51s dropped to 2-4 on the eight-game home stand. Vegas recorded nine hits and rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two-run home run by right fielder Chin-Feng Chen (1-for-3). It was his 11th of the season and franchise leading 83rd. Las Vegas had six extra base hits. Shortstop Tony Schrager was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and catcher Mike Rose was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Designated hitter Jason Grabowski was 2-for-4. Right-hander T.J. Nall (5-4) suffered the loss. He pitched 5 innings, allowed 7 hits, 7 runs, walked 4 and struck out 3. Right-hander Alfredo Gonzalez pitched 3.1 scoreless innings and left-hander Luis Gonzalez allowed 1 run in 0.2 IP.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida-- The Suns suffered their second shutout of the season 6-0 by the Mobile BayBears. Starter Chad Billingsley (8-5) allowed two runs in the first and four in the fourth. Reliever Beltran Perez and tossed a season-high four scoreless innings, retiring 12-of-14 batters and picked up a season-high six strikeouts. The Suns managed three lead off singles, coming in the first, second and fourth innings. Sun Spots: RHP Chad Billingsley lost to the BayBears for the first time in seven starts. …The Suns were last shutout, 4-0, against the Carolina Mudcats on June 9th. …The game was delayed for 12 minutes due to field preparation and tarp removal because of earlier threats of rain in the area. Suns right-hander Joel Hanrahan (6-6, 4.78 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Tennessee Tuesday.

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Mark Alexander struck out the final five batters he faced to preserve a 4-3 Dodgers win over Lakeland, their third straight over the Tigers. A.J. Ellis had two hits and two RBI for the Dodgers, while Anthony Raglani scored twice. Xavier Paul led off the first inning with a home run to give Vero an early lead. It stayed 1-0 until the fourth when Raglani walked with one out, stole second and scored on the first hit from Ellis. Brian Pilkington, meanwhile, controlled the Tigers bats for seven innings. The lone run he came in the fifth on a pair of singles and a wild pitch. In the bottom of the sixth, Raglani, advanced to second on an error and Travis Denker reached on another error. Ellis delivered his second RBI single and Denker scored on Jimmy Rohan's sacrifice fly. Alexander struck out the last two hitters of the 8th and all three batters in the ninth for his 19th save. The Dodgers are off Monday.

GREENVILLE, SC-- Despite being held to one hit in the first eight innings, the Catfish banged out three hits and scored twice n Greenville, falling a run short tonight in a 3-2 loss. 3B Blake DeWitt broke up a no-hitter with a leadoff double in the seventh, after the first 15 Catfish hitters were retired. CF Ryan Russ had a two-run single in the ninth drove home both DeWitt and C Chris Westervelt. RHP Brandon Weeden struck out seven in four innings tonight, but he also walked four and gave up the first run (unearned) to the Bombers on a wild pitch in the third inning. In the sixth inning against Catfish RHP Steve Nelson, the Bombers scored another unearned run. In the eighth inning, a sac fly to make it 3-0 Bombers. LHP Scott Elbert (6-5, 3.00 ERA) starts against Greenville tonight.

OGDEN, Utah-- The Raptors had an open date and will continue a six game homestand tonight against Idaho Falls.

VERO BEACH, Florida--The Dodgers had an open date.

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